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The neoliberal state, the media, and international-development institutions spoke in terms of disembodied concepts such as “restructuring” and “relocation,” but the massive layoffs from the mines in the late 1980s had very human effects. The adversity faced by mineworkers included concrete challenges such as the effectively forced migration of families to La Paz or Cochabamba and the diffculties in finding new work in times of economic contraction. The mineworkers faced more subtle challenges as well, such as discrimination on the part of their new neighbors, the psychological pressure of suddenly being without a job or income, and the fact that...

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